Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sail Into A Year With Blessings Of Prosperity At Sungei Wang

Sail into spring as Sungei Wang celebrates this Chinese New Year season of goodwill and happiness with the theme “Blessings of Prosperity”. The celebration commences from 5 January to 11 February 2019

This year, begin your festive jaunt at Sungei Wang, where all manner of oriental decorations and displays await you to discover. Promises with millions blessings of good fortune and happiness, Sungei Wang brings you a life-sized golden sailboat display as the centre stage. Pairing with oriental patchwork quilt as one of the elements from the decorations, it brings meaning of blessings from different families, people or individuals. Cascading from the top, a giant lantern surrounded with dangling mini lanterns are to bring good fortune to shoppers.

Inspired by the ancient port in China, shoppers can expect strolling into Sungei Wang Prosperous Market Hall take on to a shopping spree and explore wondrous array of festive delights and products such as CNY home decors, CNY hamper and Chinese traditional costume that are perfect for the season of gifting and decorating. 

“Lunar New Year is the biggest celebration for the Chinese ethnicity. This year, Sungei Wang brings “The River of Gold’ to life wishing shoppers abundance of prosperity. Shoppers are welcomed to hop on to our life-sized golden sailboat and command like an ancient captain. Besides, we have added oriental patchwork quilt as one of the main elements from the decorations this year, hope to reminisce and inherit this heritage to next generation”, says Mr Abdul Hadi, Acting Complex Manager of Sungei Wang. 

Grand Launch of Blessings of Prosperity 

To kick start the campaign, a fascinating Grand Launch of Blessings of Prosperity was held on 5 January 2019. The launch was kicked off with a stunning acrobatic lion dance performance by the multiple international award winning dance troupe, Kwong Ngai Lion Dance. 

Thereafter, a video on Sungei Wang CNY Charity Initiative was shown where Sungei Wang management visited Siri Jayanti Metta Care Centre, an elderly home located at Setapak. Representatives from Sungei Wang Plaza Merchant Association was present to mingle with the elderly while SCCA provided free haircut to the elderly to welcome the Chinese New Year. The elderly were then entertained by lion dance performance and appearance of God of Prosperity. The home visit ended with a yeesang tossing session with everyone.

The launch was officiated by Mr. Lee Bing Hong (Secretary for YB Fong Kui Lun, Member of Parliament for Bukit Bintang), Ms Yuen May Chee (Property Manager of Sungei Wang) and Mr Abdul Hadi (Complex Manager of Sungei Wang) by opening the sail from the sailboat bow ensuring the brand new year of smooth running. Thereafter a Yeesang Tossing ceremony that signify blessings of good wealth and prosperity to kick start the year. The launch ended with CNY Warrior Dance Performance. 

Prosperous Carnival & Performance 
Meet Amber, the local renowned YouTuber up close and personal on 26 January 2019 for her first meet and greet session. Amber will be making a public appearance to interact with her fans. There will be fun games and prizes including a smartphone, electronic appliance, Museum of Illusion KL entry tickets and Serene Aesthetic beauty vouchers to be given away as well. Shoppers are advised to arrive early to snag a beautiful spot. 

Be entertained with the exquisite and traditional Chinese cultural performances. There will be lion dance performances, acrobatic lion dance performances, CNY dance performances and god of fortune walkabout on weekends to elevate your Chinese New Year shopping mood. 

Get your kids to join in learning with fun origami workshop on 1 February 2019 and it is absolutely free of charge. Register now at Customer Service Counter, LG Floor. Limited seats available so hurry and register now. 

Prosperous Donation Drive 

Not forgetting the less fortunate during the times of celebration, Sungei Wang initiates a Charity Drive to raise funds for Siri Jayanti Metta Care Centre, an elderly home located in Setapak. Show your love and donate generously to Siri Jayanti Metta Care Centre. All donations will go to the home for daily necessities and facilities upgrading work.

Prosperous Redemption 
Shoppers will be rewarded with festive redemptions when they spend in Sungei Wang. Spend RM388 and above in two accumulated receipts to redeem exclusive Oriental Dining Bowl Set. Spend RM168 and above in two accumulated receipts to redeem weekly collectable Ang Pao packet.

A Note of Appreciation 
“Blessings of Prosperity” is proudly presented by Sungei Wang. Museum of Illusion Kuala Lumpur, Serene Aesthetic and The Bowls as Sponsor, PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur as Official Hotel, SCCA, StarMode Entertainment and Yites Event as CSR Partner. 

For latest information about the events and promotions at Sungei Wang, kindly visit: http://www.sungeiwang.com or Sungei Wang Facebook at www.facebook.com/sungeiwangplaza.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Our Sanrio Times- Hello Kitty And Sanrio Characters At Quill City Mall

Great news for Hello Kitty and Friends lovers because Our Sanrio Times, the largest Hello Kitty and Sanrio Characters exhibition in Southeast Asia at Quill City Mall has been extended to 17 February 2019. Spanning 1500 sqm, this is a great place to bring your family to take memorable photos with the colorful and adorable Hello Kitty and Sanrio characters. My children and I were very happy to visit Our Sanrio Times exhibition and felt like we were living in Hello Kitty Town. It surely brought back memories of my younger times.

As we entered, we walked through the Sanrio Time Tunnel to see all the Hello Kitty merchandise created since 1974. There were water bottles, lunch boxes, cute stickers and others. 

I loved the Plushy World area the most because there was a 3.5m tall giant Hello Kitty there with many other plushies. What a lovely sight!

The paper doll fun area was my kids favorite play area because they could play dress up with Kiki and Lala.

Vintage Stationery House featured the classical stationery items. Wish I could own some of these cute pens.

Small Gift Big Smile reminds us that giving even a small gift can put smiles on the faces of loved ones. This is really true and it's always a great feeling to receive small gifts as surprises often.

Drawing Classroom is where we learnt how to draw the Sanrio characters. 

Sanrio Village is a beautiful place with a train and a beautiful clock where you can take memorable photos. You can hop on the train if you like. There is also a Sanrio Gift Gate where you can see lovely gifts.

Strawberry Office where you can enjoy reading Sanrio magazines on comfortable bean bags.

Sanrio in Malaysia is where we saw Hello Kitty and Sanrio characters at KLCC Twin Towers & KL Towers, Central Market, a typical 'kampung' Malay house and shop lots.

There is also a Cover Photo Studio where you can get a photo taken by the professionals for RM25 and a souvenirs gift shop selling Hello Kitty and Sanrio merchandise on your way out. If you love to play games, there is a game area with a few fun games.

My kids and I had a great time here and since they extended the exhibition to 17 February 2019, bring your children here to enjoy the lovely place. Adults and seniors can also relive their childhood memories here!

Ticket prices :
Adults : RM 33 for Malaysians, RM 60 for non-Malaysians
Senior citizens, students, OKU : RM 20

For more information, visit Our Sanrio Times FACEBOOK.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Creative Gifts From HKTDC DG Studio

If you love cute 3D wooden puzzles & creative household gifts, you will love what HKTDC DG Studio has to offer. I was at CM3, 1st floor of Sunway Pyramid and I was impressed with the creative and artistic gifts sold here. Some of the 3D wooden puzzles were amazing as that could move and play music. The cute 3D puzzle table lamp caught my attention too.

Click my video above to view all the lovely and creative gifts

3D wooden puzzle lamp

Tea infuser

Corn cob holder

Monster picks - to be used like a fork

HKTDC stands for Hong Kong Trade Development Council was established in 1966 to create opportunities for Hong Kong's business. With more than 50 years of experience, its mission is to small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) and connect them with business partners around the world. 

The idea of DG Studio is to arouse interests from local consumers and to help Hong Kong companies expand sales network in the ASEAN countries.

The participating product brands I saw at CM3 were :
Hobbee (https://www.hoobbe.com)
Team Green (https://www.greentanet.com/)
Tea Lab (https://tealab.bigcartel.com/)

Other DG Studio product brands:

Konstar (http://www.konstar.com.hk/)
Hyone (http://hyone.hk/)
Artiart (http://www.artiart.com/en/)
Eco Concepts (https://www.ecoconcepts.com.hk/)
MH Block (http://www.myhobbies.hk/shop/category.php?id=77)

You can find these items at :
  • Parkson at Pavilion KL and One Utama 
  • Times Bookstore at Pavilion KL and Bangsar Shopping Center
  • CM3 at Sunway Pyramid

If you love what you see here, get your cute gifts for yourself or your friends at the stores mentioned above.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Street Churros Malaysia - 2nd National Churros Eating Championship 2018

Street Churros Malaysia had their 2nd National Churros Eating Championship 2018 in December and it was very exciting to see all the participants eat as fast as they could. Street Churros offers very delicious churros snacks and drinks. To read more about Street Churros Malaysia and what they offer, you can read my earlier blog post HERE. Last year Street Churros had their 1st National Churros Eating Championship 2017 and to read more about last year's competition, click HERE.

Street Churros 2nd National Churros Eating Championship 2018 was held at IOI City Mall, Putrajaya with many shoppers, supporters of participants and members of the media. Shoppers participated in a mini churros eating competition with questions and answers session before the actual 2nd National Churros Eating Championship started.

I won a Street Churros mug during the question & answer session.

Singer Haqiem Rusli also performed on stage.

There were 5 teams in this grand finals and each team had to finish eating this as fast as they could.

Congrats to team 'Kaki Makan' for being the champion! 2nd place was 'After Earth Eaters', 3rd was 'Food Hunter', 4th place was 'CEG' and 5th place was 'Churros Sado'.

Team 'Kaki Makan' won 1 year of free churros, medals, trophy and a goodie bag.

2nd place 'After Earth Eaters'

3rd place 'Food Hunter'

4th place 'CEG'

5th place 'Churros Sado'

Muhammad Nurhizami Abdul Rahim won the Man Of The Match title.

This was actually one of my happiest days because there was a lucky draw session after the churros eating competition and I won the grand prize of an iPad mini 2. It was indeed a great Christmas gift for me! Thank you Street Churros Malaysia! Some of the other lucky draw prizes were rice cookers, vacuum cleaner, microwave oven and others.

To know more about Street Churros, please visit their FACEBOOK or WEBSITE.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Althea Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist & Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser

Althea Korea online is the best place to buy your beauty products because you can be sure all their products are authentic, they have the best price policy and free shipping for certain amount with 30 days unconditional returns if not satisfied. I love ordering beauty products from Althea because usually I receive my package fast in 1-2 weeks and it always came in a nice thick box so the products were always in good condition and not damaged.

Recently I received Althea Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist (100ml) & Althea Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser (150ml) which I really love. Both these products came at the right time for me to use during Christmas season where there were many gatherings and parties.

If you love to smell sweet and fragrant, you will love Althea Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist because this has the fruity & floral scent - rose, orange and peach smell. This is non-sticky and feels great on my skin. It is like a perfume to me and since it is light weight and in a convenient spray bottle, I like to carry this in my handbag and use it whenever I want to feel fresh. This product can be used for any skin type.

This Althea Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist was Althea's latest collaboration with Titi Kamal, a fashionable Indonesian actress and singer. If you want to smell sweet and fresh, get yours for only RM 35.00 at https://my.althea.kr/stay-fresh-body-sparkling-mist#TitixAltheaKorea #AltheaAngels #AltheaKorea

Althea Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser is a deep cleanser and serum that removes makeup & dirt, minimizes pores and leaves skin moisturized like using serum. I like that my skin does not feel dry at all and has a very nice smell with a little mint extract. It also balances the pH level of the skin to make sure we stay healthy and is suitable for all skin types.

Direction of use : Dampen the skin and apply a small amount. Massage in circular motion on skin for 5-10 seconds before rinsing it off with water.

Besides the mint leaf extract that cools the skin, there is Jojoba seed oil which moisturizes skin and tea tree leaf extract that has antibacterial properties to purify the skin. Do give it a try if you always wear makeup and want deep cleanser without getting your skin dry. It is only RM 33.00 on https://my.althea.kr/pore-purifying-serum-cleanser.
#AltheaSerumCleanser #AltheaAngels #AltheaKorea